White & Wheat Bread

Recipe – 14 Slices – Cost Per Loaf £0.46 – Cost Per Slice £0.03 There is nothing more delicious than a chunk of bread toasted and smothered in butter. This bread is 50% white and 50% wheat flour. The white flour gives great lift but you also get the added benefits of wholewheat flour. WhiteContinue reading “White & Wheat Bread”

Beef & Red Wine Stew

Recipe – Serves 4 – Total Cost £7.51 – Cost Per Serving £1.87 Stew is delicious any time of year but on a cold winters day when the rain is beating down on the windows there is nothing better than the aromas filling the house whilst it is cooking. Personally I cook stew in myContinue reading “Beef & Red Wine Stew”

White Sandwich Bread

I know, I know you can buy bread for 50p from the supermarket… but what if I told you this is even cheaper & 100% tastier. Would you try it? One of the things I enjoy making is bread. I owned a bread maker about 10 years ago but it wasn’t great and the breadContinue reading “White Sandwich Bread”

Homemade Egg & Cheese Breakfast Bagels

Cost per serving – £0.37 A bagel is a great breakfast to start your week off. They are filling, less calories than you think (these worked out at around 225 kcal per serving) and you can make them for 11p per bagel! Yes, yes I know you can buy them from supermarkets, but store boughtContinue reading “Homemade Egg & Cheese Breakfast Bagels”

Vegetable packed salad with a protein punch

Today I chose to make a quick salad for lunch. This salad was absolutely packed with colourful vegetables and had a protein punch of a beautiful boiled egg and some mature Cheddar cheese. Salads are exactly what you want them to be, if you don’t fancy tomatoes than omit them, if you love avocado addContinue reading “Vegetable packed salad with a protein punch”

Gingerbread Biscuits

Smell that, do you smell that? That my dear readers is the 1st of December. The time of holiday cheer and goodwill to all men. Christmas is my favourite time of year. The lights, the trees, the decorations and the snow .. OK the small bit of snow we potentially get in March but IContinue reading “Gingerbread Biscuits”

FUNDAY SUNDAY – Kitchen Gadgets

Happy Sunday to all, I hope everyone is having a good one, whatever you may be doing. You don’t need many kitchen gadgets to be able to cook healthy low cost meals. But I love them…. I am a bit of a kitchen gadget and appliance fiend. You name it I probably own it orContinue reading “FUNDAY SUNDAY – Kitchen Gadgets”

The Humble Potato

Potatoes are a thing of wunder. I don’t mean to sound too theatrical but they are. How many other vegetables out there can you use in such an multitude of ways? Chips, baked, hassleback, mashed, loaded, gratin, roasted, dauphinoise…. this list goes on. I just read an article that said “potato is the kitchen giftContinue reading “The Humble Potato”

Soft Boiled Eggs and Soldiers

Apparently the phrase Bolied Egg and Soldiers has only been about since the 60s. Whether you are young or old this is a perfect dish for breakfast. Takes minutes to prepare and eggs are full of filling protein to help keep you going until lunch. This is not a fancy meal, it is not meantContinue reading “Soft Boiled Eggs and Soldiers”

Cheesy Mushroom Parcels

Cooking at home doesn’t need to be difficult, you don’t need to be making recipes with a million and one ingredients to feed the family. Don’t get me wrong I love trying out new recipes, pushing myself to try new dishes that are out of my comfort zone and to learn new techniques in theContinue reading “Cheesy Mushroom Parcels”